Drop Dead Diva
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Created by:

Josh Berman


Brooke Elliot
Margaret Cho
April Bowlby
Kate Levering
Jackson Hurst
Josh Stamberg
Ben Feldman
Lex Medlin
Carter Macintyre
Justin Deeley

Country of Origin:

United States

Production Companies:

Sony Pictures Television
Osprey Productions
Post Road Productions

Original Channel:


Original Run:

July 12, 2009- present

 Drop Dead Diva is an American legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 12, 2009. The series was created by Josh Berman and produced by Sony Pictures Television. It stars Brooke Elliott as Jane, a plus size lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul of a fashion model.

On October 25, 2013, Lifetime renewed the series for a sixth season.

The series revolves around a vapid blonde aspiring model, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played by Brooke D'Orsay), who is killed in a car crash on the way to an audition for The Price Is Right. As her soul enters the gates of Heaven, she finds herself being judged by a gatekeeper named Fred (Ben Feldman). He is uncertain what to do with her soul in the afterlife. He declared her a "zero-zero," as she had performed zero good deeds and zero bad acts during her time on earth due to her shallowness.

Deb argues this and sees a note on Fred's computer warning angels from pressing the "return" key. Deb presses the return key on Fred's keyboard before he can stop her. Deb gets her wish, but is brought back to life in the body of a recently deceased lawyer named Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott), who died protecting her boss, Jay Parker (Josh Stamberg).

Jane is the complete opposite of Deb; she is brilliant, hard-working, charitable, and overweight. Deb finds that Jane also works in the same law firm, Harrison-Parker, as Deb's fiancé Grayson Kent (Jackson Hurst). She immediately tells her best friend Stacy (April Bowlby) of her predicament, and prepares herself to tell Grayson, but Fred appears and stops her. He tells Deb that as punishment for allowing her to press the return button, he is forced to become her guardian angel on Earth and he cannot allow her to tell anybody else that she is Deb in Jane's body.

The show is centered on the concept of Deb learning valuable lessons about personal acceptance and inner beauty as she finds out more about her inherited life. This includes now working around the former love of her life as he tries to grieve and move on from Deb's passing, and contending with her professional rival at the firm, Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering).

International Broadcasts:Edit

Country Networks



United Kingdom

Sky Living


Pakistan AXN



Bulgaria bTV
Poland Polsat
New Zealand TV2


Sky Living

Israel HOT3
Mexico Sony Channel

Sony Entertainment Television

TV Globo




Arab World MBC 4
Croatia Nova TV
Philippines GMA News TV
Germany Fox
Greece Mega
Hong Kong TVB Pearl
Southeast Asia


Sony Entertainment Television

Singapore MediaCorp TV HD5
Brunei RTB3
Hungary Fem3
Finland Nelonen
Iceland Stöð 2 Extra
Portugal SIC
Belgium VIJF
Serbia Pink 2
Slovenia POP BRIO
Taiwan AXN


RSI La 1

Fox Life